Jones Library is offering a six-week writing workshop, “The Heart of Story: Writing the Stories of Our Lives” with Jane Roy Brown, an award winning writer, editor and landscape historian. Writing allows us to find order and meaning in the tumble of daily events that make up a life. It offers a way to honor those who nurtured us, to tell the truth about a painful past, to capture memories passed down from grandparents. Whatever they are, our stories are ours alone—nobody else can write them. In weekly two-hour meetings and take-home assignments, participants will sift for memories, choose one to write about, learn storytelling craft, and complete a brief story from their life.
This six week series will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 am until noon, beginning on February 6, 2016 and running through March 12. Participants must able to attend all six sessions. As space is limited, pre-registration is required. Contact Janet Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-259-3223 to register. This series is made possible through the Friends of the Jones Libraries.